biology /bʌɪˈɒlədʒi/


I. noun [ mass noun]

1. the study of living organisms, divided into many specialized fields that cover their morphology, physiology, anatomy, behaviour, origin, and distribution.
2. the plants and animals of a particular area

the biology of the Chesapeake Bay.
3. the physiology, behaviour, and other qualities of a particular organism or class of organisms

human biology.
– origin early 19th cent.: coined in German, via French from Greek bios ‘life’ + -logy.

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